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Woman says other motorist at fault in collision

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — One woman is suing another over a claim of negligence in a rear-end collision.

Cassie Raimundi filed a complaint on May 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mary Simpson, alleging that the defendant failed to properly operate her vehicle to avoid a collision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 18, she was operating a motor vehicle traveling northbound on North Main Street in Edwardsville, while defendant was operating a motor vehicle heading in the same direction behind the plaintiff's. The suit says the defendant's vehicle struck the rear of the plaintiff's car, causing the plaintiff to suffer injuries to her head, body and limbs. The plaintff also has allegedly suffered loss of wages and has expended money necessary for medical care and treatment. The plaintiff holds Mary Simpson responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply brakes on the vehicle, operated the vehicle at an excessive rate of speed and followed more closely than what was reasonable.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich of Thomas C. Rich PC in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2016L000718

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